Live Long and Landscape: Gardening for Health and Happiness

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Presented by the Garden Conservancy and the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and co-sponsored by Bonnie PlantsTherapeutic Landscapes Network and Whole Foods Market 

Gardening and healthy living naturally go hand in hand. What could be healthier than eating fresh, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs? And the process of gardening is terrific exercise. For strength training and stretching, it’s like having a gym in your own backyard, but even better since you’re surrounded by flowers, green growing things, and the sounds of nature. Gardens are also good for the soul, as peaceful retreats and places to re-energize and de-stress.
In this fun all-day seminar we’ll:

  • learn how to “Turbocharge Your Landscape for Health and Longevity” from landscape architect and author of Lifelong Landscape Design Mary Palmer Dargan
  • discover the ideal fruits and veggies to grow in California from the author of California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Claire Splan
  • explore landscape feng shui through a lecture and garden walk with feng shui expert and author of Feng Shui Your Life Jayme Barrett
  • uncover the best way to get the most benefit from a garden workout, while still being good to joints and muscles, from “Get Fit Through Gardening” guru Jeffrey Restuccio
  • and get up close and personal with herbs, delighting in their scents, savoring fresh herbal tea, and sampling surprising herb treats with the owner of Edgehill Herb Farm and popular speaker Karen England

Read more about the speakers

For those of you who want to get an early start on the day, there will also be yoga in the garden led by Candyce Columbus.

Date and time
Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:45 a.m.      Early-bird Yoga in the Garden
8:30 a.m.      Check-in and registration
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.   Lectures, lunch, book signings, and guided garden walks

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

Click here for a map and directions to the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

$80 Members of the Garden Conservancy and LA Arboretum
$90 General admission

or call the Garden Conservancy at 845.424.6500 (Garrison, NY).